The 2020 SEMA Show — originally scheduled for Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center — has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, SEMA announced Wednesday afternoon.
SEMA announced the decision on their website and social media channels Wednesday, noting that while the in-person show has been canceled for this year, organizers are looking into the possibility of going virtual or offering another kind of experience. Many major conferences in Las Vegas, such as the popular Consumer Electronics Show, have had a digital component in place of a physical show.
"The SEMA Show is committed to furthering businesses in the automotive specialty equipment market, and to providing manufacturers and buyers with the best opportunity to connect, promote new products and discover new trends," Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO said in a release. "We appreciate the spirit, hard work and innovation our industry puts into the SEMA Show each year. While we are disappointed circumstances prevent us from hosting the Show in November, we look forward to getting everyone together in 2021 for another outstanding event."
Last year, roughly 162,000 attended SEMA, among them more than 70,000 buyers from more than 140 countries.
Dynojet was excited to take part in last year's event, and we're looking forward to the show returning in the future.
The 2021 event will take place Nov. 2-5.
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